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Giants vs. Red Sox lineups: Mike Yastrzemski makes Fenway Park debut

Giants vs. Red Sox lineups: Mike Yastrzemski makes Fenway Park debut

Like grandfather, like grandson.

Mike Yastrzemski will play his first game in his grandpa Carl's old stomping grounds Tuesday when the Giants open up a three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Carl Yastrzemski compiled 452 home runs, 3,419 hits and 18 All-Star selections over a decorated 23-year career spent entirely with the Red Sox. Mike has hit .265 with 19 home runs and 51 RBI in 96 games with San Francisco, and he'll be leading off for the Giants in the series opener.

Logan Webb will get the start for San Francisco, as the rookie right-hander looks to get back on the winning track. Webb is coming off consecutive losses in which he's failed to reach the fifth inning each time.

Nathan Eovaldi will take the mound for Boston. The right-handed veteran recently returned to the starting rotation from the bullpen, and threw 93 pitches in his last outing. Eovaldi has struggled against the Giants in his career, having gone 2-4 with a 10.86 ERA over six meetings.

Stephen Vogt will get the start behind the plate and bat fourth for San Francisco, as Buster Posey is out with back tightness. Chris Shaw, a Massachusetts native, will be the Giants' designated hitter and bat seventh.

Coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. PT with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming live in the MyTeams app.

Here are the lineups for Giants-Red Sox: 

San Francisco Giants (72-78)
LF Mike Yastrzemski
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
C Stephen Vogt
CF Kevin Pillar
SS Brandon Crawford
DH Chris Shaw
RF Austin Slater
2B Mauricio Dubon 

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Boston Red Sox (79-70)
LF Andrew Benintendi
SS Xander Bogaerts
3B Rafael Devers
DH J.D. Martinez
RF Brock Holt
1B Mitch Moreland
C Christian Vasquez
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
2B Marco Hernandez

Giants' Buster Posey aware of his slumping numbers, lack of confidence

Giants' Buster Posey aware of his slumping numbers, lack of confidence

We all held out hope once the news sank in Giants All-Star catcher Buster Posey would undergo hip surgery at the end of last season.

The hope was, finger-crossing, Posey would return to his former self. Something he also had faith in as he told NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic during spring training.

“That’s the reason you do the surgery,” Posey said. “To try to get back to where you previously were before the damage.”

That didn't happen, unfortunately. But he remains aware of that as he told MLB.com's AJ Cassavell

"If you look at my numbers, you can tell I haven't had the greatest year," Posey said. "So confidence is probably not going to be at an all-time high."

Posey didn't hit his first homer of the season until April 21 -- 237 at-bats after his previous one. To say he was due was an understatement.

From 2010 to 2018, Posey slashed .307/.376/.466 with 133 home runs and 635 RBI.

This season, Posey's got a .256/.322/.368 line with a measly six home runs in 414 plate appearances.

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The surgery to repair a torn labrum and microfracture in his hip did not put him near where he was. Miles away from the résumé that was filled to the brim with achievements.

There are future worries there, of course, but for now, the six-time All-Star will still have a significant role with the Giants -- it just may not be what it used to be.

Giants vs. Pirates lineups: Buster Posey catching Jeff Samardzija

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Giants vs. Pirates lineups: Buster Posey catching Jeff Samardzija

Buster Posey is back behind the dish Thursday in the Giants' series finale against the Pirates at Oracle Park. 

Posey will be catching starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija. The duo has fared well this season, too. 

Samardzija has a 3.31 ERA in 20 games this season with Posey catching, compared to a 4.93 ERA in seven games as battery mates with Stephen Vogt. 

At the plate, Posey looks to continue a strong start to September. After batting just .225 in August, the former MVP has a .368 batting average in six games this month. 

Coverage begins with Giants Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the My Teams app.

Here are the full Giants-Pirates lineups: 

San Francisco Giants (70-76)
LF Mike Yastrzemski
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
CF Kevin Pillar
SS Brandon Crawford
RF Jaylin Davis
2B Mauricio Dubon
RHP Jeff Samardzija (10-11, 3.64)

Pittsburgh Pirates (64-82)
2B Adam Frazier
CF Bryan Reynolds
3B Colin Moran
1B Josh Bell
RF Jose Osuna
SS Cole Tucker
LF Kevin Kramer
Jacob Stallings
RHP Joe Musgrove (9-12, 4.67)